Zofia Baumann (PI)
Zofia Baumann joined the Department of Marine Sciences in September 2014. She is an interdisciplinary marine scientist who uses chemicals that accumulate in marine organisms to study their ecology. She also investigates mechanisms via which harmful chemicals enter marine food webs. She is focusing on chemical contaminants that are of significance to both human as well as wildlife health. Her research relies on a combination of field-based measurements, experimentation and modeling.
[mercury, methyl mercury, photochemistry, seawater, Arctic]
Wesley Huffman (PhD student)
Wesley Huffmany started his PhD at University of Connecticut Avery point in August of 2017 after receiving his B.S. degree in Marine Sciences from the UConn in May of 2017. His PhD research at UConn includes both field and experimental work on mercury biogeochemistry, focusing mainly on mercury bioaccumulation in zooplankton, primarily copepods. His current projects include investigating mercury cycling and bioaccumulation within the Hackensack River, Long Island Sound, and Bering Sea.
[methylmercury, bioaccumulation, zooplankton, copepods, Long Island Sound, Hackensack River, Southeastern Bering Sea]
Gunnar Hansen (PhD student)
[shellfish, benthic invertebrates, fish, mercury, methylmercury, bioaccumulation]
Mackenzie Blanusa (BSc student)
Watch Mackenzie explain how to measure mercury in ribbed mussels
[ocean, atmosphere, mercury]